Campaspe Primary Care Partnership
Integrated Chronic Disease
Autumn 2008 No. 4
Special points of
interest: A word from the Project Coordinator
Welcome to the Autumn ences, resources and informa- quarterly for distribution within
ICDM Newsletter. It has tion that you may find useful your agencies. If you would
• Home Medicines been a while since the last in your work. like to be added to the mailing
newsletter and there has list or make suggestions for
Reviews I welcome your feedback on
been a lot happening during further issues please contact
the newsleeter, and on other
that time so I thought it was me Monday to Wednesday on
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upcoming issues. The news-
• Rural Health project as well as other train-
letter will be emailed out firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference ing opportunities, confer-
• Flinders Model of Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop held in Echuca 17-
18 October 2007. 24 Health Professionals trained in the care planning process and
currently in various stages of attaining their competency certificates to use these
• Better Health Self Management leader Training held in Kyabram 13-15 November
2007, facilitated by Arthritis Victoria. 16 health professionals attended and are now
Inside this issue: able to co-lead a 6 week self-management program for people with chronic condi-
tions. Campaspe PCP has been offered a licensing agreement on behalf of all mem-
Reviews 2 ber agencies and is finalising these arrangements with Stanford University for agen-
cies to run these programs across the catchment.
Rural Health • 9 member agencies participated in the DHS Self Management Mapping Exercise
Conference 3 conducted during December 2007. The SM Mapping aimed to provide greater un-
International Congress derstanding of the sector by identifying the type of activity occurring across the
of Chronic Disease 3 catchment, service capacity, barriers and enablers and training needs in relation to
self management. It is anticipated that DHS will provide summary feedback to each
Network Workshop 3 PCP early in 2008 to inform future ICDM Planning. A big thank you to all those
agencies who completed the template during such a busy end to the year, your ef-
Useful Resources forts are much appreciated.
• Future Work will be concentrating on the development and implementation of a
4 Campaspe/Regional Diabetes Pathway. It is envisaged that a Forum will be con-
ducted in May 2008 to commence this work and all relevant agencies will be con-
tacted to participate.
Home Medicines Reviews
140,000 Australians are admitted to hospital each year because of medication
Up to 69% are considered avoidable.
Older people are particularly at risk of drug related problems.
What is HMR?
HMR is a consumer focused collaborative service involving a GP referral to the
community pharmacist of the patient’s choice, a pharmacist interview with a
consumer, (preferably in the consumer’s home), and a clinical assessment with a
written report back to the GP.
Who needs a HMR?
If you, or someone you know;
• Is confused about their medication (eg generics)
• Doesn’t always remember to take their medication. admitted to
• Is concerned about their medication (eg, adverse effects or drug interac- hospital each year
tions). because of
• Takes more than 5 medications a day or; medication related
• Has recently spent time in hospital. HMR Factsheet
Consumer benefits and feedback
Many consumers have already benefited from HMRs simply by a pharmacist;
• Showing them how to take their medicines correctly.
• Explaining why, when and how they should take their medication.
• Explaining where medication should be stored.
• Checking their equipment is in working order and checking they are using
the correct technique (eg, asthma inhalers or nebulisers)
Consumers have reported that having an HMR provided;
• Better understanding and self-management of their condition and reduced
visits to GPs.
• Better understanding and self-management of their medication.
• A plan that enabled them to know when they actually needed to see their
Further information can be obtained from your Division of General Prac-
tice or the Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Rural Health Conference
Wednesday 30 April—Friday 2 May 2008 Professor Kerin O’Dea, Dr. Peter O’Leary,
Bendigo Professor Boyd Swinburn and Sandra Slat-
The third biennial Rural Health Conference will
focus on chronic disease, including current is- Workshops
sues and strategies for rural health services. Workshops will be held on the conference
Who should attend? • The role of health services in health
promotion and the prevention of
Board members and senior manager of rural
health services, consumers, policy makers,
health professionals , academics and peak or- • How to respond to chronic disease as a The Australian
ganizations-anyone with an interest in the pre- coordinated health system. Institute of Health
vention and management of chronic disease. For more information, registrations and and Welfare
Keynote speakers a b s t r a c t s u b m i s s i o n s projects that
Speakers will include Professor Andrew Morris,
Type 2 diabetes
International Congress on Chronic Disease Self-Management will need to
26th to 28th November 2008 ease self-management pro- • Health literacy: the founda- increase by over
gram content and delivery.
Grand Hyatt, Melbourne tion of self-care and self- 600 per cent
‘Chronic Disease Self- • Optimising the role and im- between 2001
pact of primary care. • Introduction of innovation-
Management : Innovation and 2031
and evidence of effective- • The needs of indigenous making chronic disease self
ness.’ management sustainable.
people and those from cul-
Conference themes: turally and linguistically di-
• The workplace-an untapped This conference is hosted by
opportunity for chronic • Chronic dis ease self- the University of Melbourne,
disease self-management. management for young peo- for more information email
• Innovations in chronic dis-
Health Coaching Network Workshop
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Special Interest Group and Kinect Australia are facilitating a
workshop to explore establishing a Health Coaching Network..
The Workshop will be held : Tuesday 15 April, 2-4pm
Room G04 City Campus, La Trobe University
215 Franklin Street, Melbourne
RSVP to email@example.com or Christine Walker, Chronic Illness Alliance
03 9882 4654.
Who should attend:
• Health professionals from hospitals and community health services working with people
with chronic illnesses
• Interested consumers with chronic illness and carers.
• Researchers in self-management.
Service Coordination Steering Committee
2008 Meeting Dates
Monday 14th April 9:30am Echuca Shire Offices, Tower Room
Monday 16th June 9:30am GVH Waranga Campus, Meeting Room
Monday 18th August 9:30am Kyabram District Health Services
Campaspe Primary Care
Partnership Monday 20th October 9:30am Echuca Primary Care, Meeting Room
PO Box 164
Monday 15th December 9:30am Campaspe Shire Council, Rochester, Chamber Rooms
Integrated Chronic Disease National Heart Foundation
Management Project Updated resource ‘Living Well With Chronic Heart Failure’
The booklet can be ordered from the Heart Foundation’s heart health information service on
Di Roberts 1300 36 27 87. A summary version of the booklet (Information Sheet “Living Well With Heart
58570243 Failure”) is also available in English with other languages available by mid year.
If you would like to receive further updates on the Heart Foundation’s work in chronic heart
failure, be notified of the launch of other language versions or for any queries, please email clinical-
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.heartfoundation.org.au
Better Health Care in Gippsland Chronic Disease Management Resource Kit
This resource is now available on the DHS Community Health website. The resource has a dia-
betes focus and contains some great tools and information useful for agencies looking at models of
care for diabetes. You will find the resource at
Respiratory Nurse Course Diabetes Australia—Victoria & Introduction to Health Coaching
International Diabetes Institute for Health Professionals
Professional Symposium 16 & 17 April 2008
Wed 20-Fri 22 Aug & Wed 17-Thur18
Sept Diabetes Management: a team sport Rendevous Hotel, Melbourne
Ashley Ricketson Centre, Caulfield Friday 23 May 2008 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Presented by Lung Health Promotion Sofitel Hotel Presented by Health Coaching Australia
Centre at the Alfred Early bird $625
Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost $425 Full Price $695
Contact: Sue Reiff 03 9076 2382 Contact: Registration enquiries
Early bird $220 before 5 April
Or visit www.lunghealth.org email@example.com
Visit www.dav.org.au for more informa-
tion Or visit